Minimalist Carmen Opens the New Geneva Season

13/09/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva (Chorus master: Alan Woodbridge), Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre (Direction: Magali Dami),  Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / John Fiore (conductor), Théâtre des Nations, Geneva, 10.9.2018. (AL)

Rodolphe Briand (le Remendado) Héloïse Mas (Mercédès), Ekaterina Sergeeva (Carmen), Melody Louledjian (Frasquita) & Ivan Thirion (le Dancaïre) © GTG / Magali Dougados

Grand Théâtre Geneva’s Carmen © GTG / Magali Dougados

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The Tosca Of My Dreams

12/09/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera / Patrick Fournillier (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 7.9.2018. (GF)

Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) & Andrea Caré Cavaradossi) © Heikki Tuuli/FNO

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Radvanovsky Heads a Gripping, Radiant Donizetti Bel Canto Classic

12/09/2018

Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 8.9.2018. (HS)

Sondra Radvanovsky, Russell Thomas, and the cast of 'Roberto Devereux' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Sondra Radvanovsky, Russell Thomas & cast of Roberto Devereux
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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An Unmissable Madama Butterfly in Gothenburg

05/09/2018

Puccini,  Madama Butterfly: Soloists of Gothenburg Opera,  Gothenburg Opera Chorus, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 1.9.2018. (NS)

Butterfly (Karah Son, front) & Suzuki (Katarina Giotas, behind) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Jamie Manton’s Wonderfully Alive Staging of Paul Bunyan for ENO

04/09/2018

Britten, Paul Bunyan: Soloists, English National Opera Chorus and instrumentalists / Matthew Kofi Waldren (conductor), Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 3.8.2018. (JB)

Elgan Llyr Thomas as Johnny Inkslinger (c) Genevieve Girling

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Bampton’s Clever UK Modern-Times Première of Isouard’s Cendrillon

29/08/2018

Bampton Classical Opera 2018 – Isouard, Cendrillon: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Harry Sever (conductor), Westonbirt Orangery, Tetbury, 27.8.2018. (CP)

Jenny Stafford (Tisbe), Benjamin Durrant (Dandini) & Aoife O’Sullivan (Clorinde)
in Cendrillon (c) Bampton Classical Opera

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Sebastian Catana’s Jester Anchors Berkshire Opera Festival’s Riveting Rigoletto

29/08/2018

Berkshire Opera Festival – Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor), Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) and Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Berkshire Opera Festival’s Rigoletto © Ken Howard

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) & Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Rigoletto © Ken Howard

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Salzburg’s Highly Successful Production of The Queen of Spades

29/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [5] – Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberfer), Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy (stage music), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2018. (MB)

Salzburger Festspiele (c) Monika Rittershaus

Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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